Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy 400!

I passed this display in WalMart the other day and the 400th Anniversary sign caught my eye.  Actually it was the display of books that first caught my attention (being an avid reader), but a did a double take when I saw the 400th Anniversary sign.

When I was a kid, just about every church used this version, then there was an explosion in translations.  My favorite modern English version is the Holman Christian version.  I find it the most readable and accurate for me.  You can see the Holman version HERE.  Does anyone out there still read from the King James Version of the Bible?  I do sometimes, but not so much.  Any favorite Bible passages out there?


Jules said...

I find it interesting that Jodi Picoult is in this display box with the Bible.
We use the NIV here usually.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

At the moment I don't know the exact location of my book with moving and all. But I think it is a King James. What's cool about it is the actual word of God when it is quoted in the text is printed in red.

I was raised Catholic and although not actively engaged in the church I am very familiar with the good book and it's teachings.

DADD said...

I too was raised Catholic, but as I grew up I kept finding out things about the Catholic religion that gave me serious pause as to it's worth.

One of their beliefs was unless you are Catholic you will not be able to go to Heaven.
My own belief is if you lead a moral life and treated your fellow man justly, then you should not have any problem.

I gave all my children the opportunity to chose their own religion, and not one of them picked Catholic. Some of them are still picking different Faiths. More power to them. As they learn more about the Faith they picked for now, they find out strange things that Faith preaches. Good for them to challenge weird practices

DADD said...

I did spend 8 years of my grade schooling being taught my Chatolic nuns. That alone rubbed me the wrong way. I could spend a whole day talking about things that they said and did that made me question the religion.

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